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[applause] and now, "bbc world news." this is bbc world news america. >>oe biden officially hits the campaign trail. president trump takes aim on him on twitter. bo men want to win over the blue-collar voters. >> i make no apologies. i am a union man. this new video shows a man claiming to behe group's leader. heas not been filmed in years. plus, a race against time and headroom at the london marathon. by this brought this runner me.
♪ laura: welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. the 2020 race for the white house is hopping up. joe biden al-fares rally of his biden has held a rally for his campaign in pennsylvania. polls suggest that jill biden is ahead of his nrnrest rival, sanders, though not by much. tould trump is taking biden run sey and attacked him on twitter even before he had spoken on stage. >> the next president of the united states of america. >> joe biden held his first campaign event in this pivotal state. showcasing the fact that his pennsylvan born.
if he can persuade docrats he is the one who can win to blue -- blue collar who deserted the party for donald trump. >> if i will beat donald trump and 2020 it will happen here. >> joe biden has the endorsement of the firefighters union, and organizing source in the primary states of iowa. president trump bashed him on twitter several times writing,er i'm onlybecause of biden and obama. sleepy joe biden is having his first rally in the great state of pennsylvania. he obviously does not know that pennsylvania is having one of its best economhi years in its ory, with the lowest unemployment ever. donald trump carried pennsylvania in the 2016 election by less than 1%. in this state, along with michigan and wisconsin would be the battlegrnds of 2020. biden is positioning himself as the one who has what it takes to
win back it'll. america --er middle ama. if he can take on donald trump, he must persuade primary voters on its future, not its past. theoke earlier with karen, national political correspondent for the washington post. tonight joe biden said he feels the pain of america's thddle c ass, i pitch going to be enough for democraters who are desperate to defeat donald trump? karen: what he is trying to convince them is that, first of democratsare 19 other in the race. i think what joe biden is trying to do is convince democrats that he could win back the states of the upper mwest. there are four states that slipped fromra demc to republican in the 2016 election. because o whiteg-class voters,
working-class voters that voted andcratic who were caught taken by donald trump's msage that he was hearing their struggle. he was listening to them, and joe biden is convincing them that his too. laura: is at y president trump president trump has been tweeting so much about joe biden today? does he see him as a threat even though he is not the democratic nominee yet? karen: he sees him as a candidate that is going straight for the heart of the vers that are responsible, really, for turning the presidency ompr to donald t these are the very critical swing ters that are going to determine whether the democrats can get back the white house. joe biden said in a interview that he takes responsibility for the fact that i need a hill did not ge treated well when she made her allegations against clarence thomas on pitol hill.
karen: he keeps sort of structuring the sentences alo the lines of, i'm terribly sorry that something terrible happened to anita hill. he was the chairman of the committee. what a lot of women voters are listening for is for joe ben to say i did something this is what i would do differently today. words that be the are incapable of being said. laura: who will be the biggest rival to joe biden in the democratic primary? karen: at this point it's a rival who does not look hardly at all like him in profile, except for the fact that they are both white men in their 70's.
if you look at the polling, who camenders, surprisingly close to g hillary clinton the nomination in 2016 is running as a fairly clos now,ir toliticalden. philosophies are very, very different. the types of voters they appeal .to our very differe and there are 18 other candidates l there who aking to take a slice of that electorate himself. -- themselves. laura: thank you for joining us. we have news that rod rosenstein has omitted his letter of record -- a resignation to president trump. the deputy attorney general down on may 11, ending two year the job. he came to the spotlight after the appointment of rober mueller to carry out the russian meddling in the tony hicks -- 2016 election. the islamic state has released a video of a man they claim as
their leader. it makes a reference to the sri lankan bombing. not been se the video since july of 2014 when he was filmed in mosul. thank you for being wi number one.life, he has many contemporary references in the audio portio of the video facts that this was occurring in real time and the death of 250 people,hich isis has claimed responsibility for in sri lanka. e, second alsol he faces significant organizational challenges last september were he was forced to flee.
there is another faction of isis led by one of his own relatives. this is a way to demonstrate that i'm here. the islamic state is far from defeated. laura: the u.s. state department is saying they were dealt a crushing psychological blow through its loss of character he in iraq and syria. are they taking it seriously enough? >> the problem now is that there is no discrete target. it was a tremendous debt to the -- a tremendous step to this instability. even though there may be 15 to 30,000 islamic state fighters in iraq. americans love declaring war on we have to understand this is
not japan or germany during the second world war. or frankly, it's ideology. i know people don't want to admit it. we were in the long war and we will be faced in days and months to efforts. a number of not just to demonstrate proof of life, but to demonstrate that the organization remo ns lethal inny parts of the world. laura: we should brace for further attacks? >> i think, because of the , the paradox is that they will clearly want to demonstrate that they have resilience, they have resolved. the video portion and the audio portion this tape he is shown poring overocuments that the
islamic state derivives, affiliates and places like molly areswearing -- malhi showing fealty to him. the islamic state is far from finished. laura: thank you for joining us. lanka has banned face coverings in public as the country remained inck s following the easter sunday bombing. officials say the restrictions armeant to ensure security. meanwhile, behind for the suspect continues. on friday, the father and two brothers of the susperted ringlead were killed. here is our correspondent reporting. where the family of the man believed to be the mastermind of the explosions were hiding. they moved into this coastal town four days before the bombing. waey planned the terror attacks
within these fous. but since the attacks, neighbohe tell us thatbecame suspicious and informed the authorities. rather than facing justice, they blew themselves up. among those were six children. it appears that almost the entire family planning the devastating bombings. officials they found more explosive materials inside this house, suggesting that they could be planning for further attacks. worry forwehe authoritie at this is the end of it all. livingizers are somewhere else in the region. investigators say that, among the wreckage found, white dresses, usually worn by buddhist wom during prayers. they are told that the suspect of the militants were using the closed to get access to campell's to carry out
further attacks. furthery out tacks. i went to a town further north. there i met a close relative. he did not want to show his face. we watched a video uploaded to social media, what's cause death calls for a war against nonbelievers. or a war against nonbelievers. when i saw one of the brothers ,nd the father two weeks ago it's as little of how they got radicalized. they showed no signs ofh committing sucacts. i am shocked. the government is under pressure to bring the situation under contl. ort ofts to prevent any s attacks. ny--urther attacks. othernow,w authorities in the usa they have prevented a terror attack in southern california.
law-enforcement officials say in army veteran planned to detonate explosive devices at several locations in order to cause mass casualties. he was arrested on friday night after taking delivery of what he thought was a bomb from an undercover officer officials in mozambique they the death toll has risen to 38. eight workers are still struggling to reach the affected areas due to continued rain and high winds. the storm struck the southern african nation last week with ones at 140 miles per hour. flattening villages and damaging thousands of homes. final movie in the avengers franchise, and game, has become the fastest ever film to make $1 billion at the arts office. global ticket sales hit $1.2 llion. the previous record was held by infinity war, the last avengers film. this new when you consider the film runs more than three hours long. boeing's boss has been defending
his record at the shareholder meeting in chicago. he haseen under scrutiny after two of the mac 737 aircrafts crashed leaving 340 people dead. rain, family and friends stood silently, showing photos of victims from the ethiopian airline crash last month that killed all 157 people on board. they wanted shareholders and the boeing ceo to see their faces before heading into the annual meeting. >> t i am hoping justice f ,l tims and victims families for a full, feded state investigation. >> i want boeing to come clean about the chain of events inside boeing that d to these crashes. >> if you are looking to hear some accountability, they were
disappointed, despite being pressed by the media, boeings ceo was reluctant to accept full responsibility. there are multiple contributed factors. there are factors we can control in the design, and in this case d at common link is related to the mcat system s activation. anwe will break that linthat will prevent accidents like this from happening again. >> the boeing 737 max's anti-stall system was the common factor in both the ethiopian and lion air crashes. it's what led regulators across the globe to ground the entire boeing max fleet. as they struggle to get the planes fix, the struggle grows for boeing. four whistleblowers have approached u.s. lawmakers, raising safety concerns with the max jet. e mpany is facing a mounting number of lawsuitsna and crimi investigations from the u.s. justice department. >> that should have gone through
some internal review. time he took first pointed questions abitt putting prover safety. >>7 you seem to launch the into production and lost sight of failsafe things. >> i want to assure you that safety is our top priority. >> the message of safety being the top priority was repeated several times, whether it was enough to convince global regulators and the public is not clear. laura: you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come on tonight's program, one chefs rise up the foodhain. how he went from cooking with mohis m to working at america's finest restaurant. ♪ spain's governing sociists have one that governmentsfo election fo years. the prime minister has fallen
short of aoverall majority. tothat means he will havely on the help of other parties to form a working government. reporting fm madrid is tim llcox. tim: spain h moved to the left, and paradoxically to the right as well. the leader of theocialist party has enough seats to form a left leaning coalition, if he decides to take that route. he has 123, he needs 176 to get a majority in the congress. ight party came from nowhere three or four years ago and now has 24e seats in congress as well. hathe first time ta far hard right party has had more than one seat in parliament as well. both those men are celebrating. but what does it mean for the fure of spanish politics.
nothing ll happen here for three or four weeks. coming up at the end of next month by t regional european and municipal electi on may 26. deals will have to be t between parties that are not naturally bedfellows to get through the elections. it also gives a clear idea on what sort of party -- power he had within the country in terms of how to proceed. it will be interesting to see how well vox and other right parties do in both elections. many commentators are saying that,rd even though they are right and far right, they see they are in favor of family and sending migrants home. they a part of the groundswell of nationalism and populism that you have seen in france, hungary, and elsewhere. ♪
the fine dining is a tough one for a young black chef to break into. did's exactly what this man , overcoming a difficult childhood involving abuse and hostility in the kitchen, h opened one of the most talked about restaurants in washington, d.c. only to see it closed. he wrote a memoir,a notes fro young black chef. i spoke with him earlier. for joining us. you had a difficult childhood, your father was abusive, you came between here and nigeria. where did the love of food come from? >> it came fem my mother. operated a catering company from the house. ad a one bedroom apartme in a broad spirit my sister and i came her first two employees. laura:ou write about how you became a chef when he landed this job on a cleanup shift in louisiana and the aftermath of the deepwater horizon oil spill. what did you lrn about food bear?
-- there? >> i was ordering things, i .d to menu pl i had to provide a meal for these workers haat really only two other things to do, which was to work and sleep. it was the first time i created food a seeing direct reaction on a guest. beforeki w on my mother's kitchens, i was peeling vegetables and fabricating this was a time i was putting dishes together creativity and seeing the way that people reacted to it. laura: you had this incredible trajectory. you were a chef, but before that he worked with the top restaurants in new y you say, even though no one said the n-word out loud, you felt like it was there. what was that experience anli subtle racis? >> it something i think minorities go through, it transcends restaurants. just being in the workplace. there are a lot of things that are set, or said -or things
that are not set, whether it is being passed on on promotions, overlooked, oriaot being apprd, you can feel it. is said something that outright because people are smarter than to just say something as blatant as a word that will get them in trouble. and the asides that cannot be detected as some of the most harmful. laura:s your book is about no from a young black chef. k e of the themes of the b how a young black chef is not welcomed in the world of fine dining. do you feel you are changing that? >> if you look at my restaurant and the culture there, i think it is one of the most diverse restaurant staff and dining rooms i have ever seen. it is just a place tharyis open to ee. i think me being at the helm makes people ocolor feel more comfortable and inclined to come and work for someone like them. i think the more we talk about
things that have been set in thisk, b awareness is brought. with awareness comes change. laura: you have this new restaurant now, what's next for you. day.think about it every i just want to continue spreading e gospel of this book. continue putting out great food at my restaurants. next for me.is but the thing i really wt to do is inspire and hopefully ttht can inspirnext generation of chefs to follow their dreams. laura: thank you for joining us. >> thank y for having me. talking point of this weekend's london marathon fos not so mucwinners, it was big ben, london's majestic timepiece. the image of the runner in the clock costume trying in vain sh cross the fiine. that is only half of the story as duncan kennedy reports. duncan: what do you get when you mix this with this? thewe ans of course, is this.
lucas bates running not so much against e clock, but as the clock. of the queen elisabeth power, with everything running like clockwork until this. lucas tries to cross the finish line not once, not twice, but even -not even three times. it takes four tries and two other kinds of hands to t him over t line. more big bang been big ben. today, with sore legs, a bruised head, lucas relived a moment. i first tried to go sideways,hetry going forward. because my legs are so petite i did not realize f h i needed to go down. there was a case of trying to go lower. >>th on cbs morning. >> right at the finish line. ben bash has' big
now gone global. >> feel so bad. duncan: but n half as bad as lucas felt during his training. he had to wind up the neighbors. there is still oneost race question. you went to a pub, what happened? lucas: i hear it has gone missing. if anyone knows where the costume is, i am anxious to know. pictures from the pub show a hijinksijacked i some fellow runners. caludingdong has helped boost donations to hisha cty to venture revolutions. he is clearly a man -- chiming] chimes with the times. duncan kennedy, bbc news. untimely finish there.
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